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Compton Abbas Airfield

Compton Abbas Airfield is situated on a hilltop in the Dorset countryside, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which provides an amazing backdrop to the historic Vintage Flying experiences which are available to book. The airfield is an important local landmark, and has a fabulous restaurant used by the surrounding community and visitors. Through FlyDays, you can book gift vouchers for Vintage Biplane Flights and Boeing Stearman Flights. Any lover of vintage and historic aircraft will be in their element at the airfield whether they are taking part in a flying lesson or experience, or just a spectator.
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Map

Ashmore
nr Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP5 5AP

Runway
08/26
Dimensions(m)
803x30
Surface
Grass
TORA(m)
08-799
LDA(m)
08-803
AMSL
811 ft
Restaurant Restaurant
LandingFee Landing Fee
Runway True Runways
Fuel Fuel
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Flying Experiences at Compton Abbas Airfield

60 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience
Our 60 Minute vintage flying experience in an iconic Boeing Stearman biplane is quite unlike any other that fans of historic military planes will hav ...
£649.00
45 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
45 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience
Vintage biplane lovers will have the opportunity to experience the true thrill of flying in an open cockpit with this 45 minute flying experience in ...
£499.00
30 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience
The Boeing Stearman is undoubtedly one of the most iconic biplanes of its time, and on this 30 minute vintage flying experience, you'll have the oppo ...
£349.00
15 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience in Dorset Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience in Dorset
Looking for a taster flight of 15 minutes in an iconic vintage Boeing Stearman biplane in Dorset? This could be what you're looking for! Taking off f ...
£199.00
60 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Biplane Flight
Take to the skies in the ultimate vintage aircraft with a 60 Minute flight in a faithfully restored iconic biplane, available to book at one of a gre ...
£579.00
30 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Biplane Flight
Chocks away, chaps, as you get to take a retrospective flight like no other on a 30 Minute Flight in a stunning and fully restored vintage Biplane at ...
£299.00
15 Minute Biplane Taster Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute Biplane Taster
There’s just something magical about a vintage biplane that modern aircraft just can’t hold a candle to. And if you’ve ever dreamt about flying one, ...
£159.00

Flying Experiences in South West

60 Minute Flying Lesson with Simulator Session and Lunch Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Flying Lesson with Simulator Session and Lunch
Enjoy this Flying Lesson package at Bristol Airport which includes a trial flight and a flight simulator session. Your lesson will be in a Cessna or ...
£299.00
60 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience
Our 60 Minute vintage flying experience in an iconic Boeing Stearman biplane is quite unlike any other that fans of historic military planes will hav ...
£649.00
45 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
45 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience
Vintage biplane lovers will have the opportunity to experience the true thrill of flying in an open cockpit with this 45 minute flying experience in ...
£499.00
30 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience
The Boeing Stearman is undoubtedly one of the most iconic biplanes of its time, and on this 30 minute vintage flying experience, you'll have the oppo ...
£349.00
15 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience in Dorset Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute Boeing Stearman Experience in Dorset
Looking for a taster flight of 15 minutes in an iconic vintage Boeing Stearman biplane in Dorset? This could be what you're looking for! Taking off f ...
£199.00
30 Minute 'Fly a Spitfire' Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute 'Fly a Spitfire' Experience
When it comes to heritage military aircraft, there are few that remain so well loved and revered as a Spitfire. Its crucial role played in the Battle ...
£2975.00
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
One Aerotow Glider Flight - North Devon Experience from flydays.co.uk
One Aerotow Glider Flight - North Devon
Have you ever considered going on a gliding adventure in Devon? You can witness the breathtaking countryside from a serene vantage point, soaring thr ...
£129.00

Information About Compton Abbas Airfield

Located at the top of a hill, deep in the heart of the Dorset countryside, in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Compton Abbas Airfield is situated near the village of the same name, and lies about 40 minutes west of Salisbury, 15 minutes north of Blandford Forum, and just over 10 minutes south from the market town of Shaftesbury, best known for the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill, made famous in the Hovis TV adverts in the 1970s.

It was first established a decade before that, in May 1962, by the Shaftesbury Flying Club, and quickly became one of the most popular general aviation airfields in the county, and remains a very desirable airfield for those flying light aircrafts, particularly during the summer months.

It was in the hands of the Hughes family for 35 years, up until February 2023, when it was bought by the acclaimed British film director, Guy Ritchie, who owns the neighbouring Ashcombe Estate. For those looking for Vintage Flying Experiences in the South West of England, Compton Abbas Airfield offers plenty to enjoy.

Of particular interest will be the Biplane Flights and the flights in an iconic Boeing Stearman biplane, that was in frequent use as a military training biplane by the US Navy, Canadian Air Force and US Air Force during WWII.

Flying sessions for the former are available to book in blocks of 15, 30 or 60 minutes starting from just £159, whilst the latter is available to book for sessions of 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes, starting from as little as £199.

The light aircraft community at Compton Abbas is thriving and vibrant, and there's also a well-loved, family friendly restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast / brunch, lunch and dinner, which also serves locally brewed Gritchie beer. All in all, Compton Abbas Airfield should provide a truly exciting day up in the air on a flying experience!

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